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SNL's Michael Che Hits HBO Max With a Little Help From His Friends

ALSO: Girls5eva, Million Dollar Listing: New York, Sarah Drew returns to Grey’s Anatomy, and more.
  • Michael Che joins the growing ranks of current SNL cast members holding down a second series.  (Matthew Wilson/HBO Max)
    Michael Che joins the growing ranks of current SNL cast members holding down a second series. (Matthew Wilson/HBO Max)

    Saturday Night Live's Michael Che steps out from behind the Weekend Update desk today to front his own series on HBO Max. The new six-episode comedy That Damn Michael Che uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate the acerbic comic's perpective on racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more, complete with guest appearances that include fellow SNL stars Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner and Colin Jost.

    Also today: Tina Fey and Robert Carlock mine comedy from a reunited early aughts pop act in Peacock’s Girls5eva, the brokers of Million Dollar Listing: New York combat a chaotic market, and it's "Japril" reunited as Sarah Drew guests on Grey's Anatomy. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Saturday Night Live firebrand Michael Che brings his act to HBO Max for That Damn Michael Che, billed by the streamer as a groundbreaking mix of comedy and social commentary. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: From the team that brought us Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock comes the absurdist comedy Girls5Eva. The show's eight-episode first season stars Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Paula Pell as a once-popular all-girl pop act that reunites for a 20-year reunion show. Meet the cast | Read our review. Streaming on Peacock

    NEW EPISODE: Sarah Drew is the latest alum to log an appearance on Grey's Anatomy this season in an emotional hour that follows Jackson (Jesse Williams) as he pays a visit to his father. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: With the New York City real estate market flipped upside down, Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York brokers face a host of new challenges in the super-sized Season 9 premiere. The crew also welcomes Kirtsten Jordan, a top-selling agent with a vast portfolio of luxury properties. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SERIES PREMIERE: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl explore the relationship between musicians and their moms in From Cradle To Stage. First up: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    NEW EPISODE: With the Side Step now in his name, Walker (Jared Padalecki), Stella (Violet Brinson), and August (Kale Cully) begin remodeling and work to put their own stamp on the bar. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Germany’s 2021 Oscars entry, And Tomorrow the Entire World centers on a 20-year-old woman who joins an anti-fascist group to oppose a growing neo-Nazi movement in her community. Directed by Julia von Heinz. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: Ten new houses are set to battle it out in the ballroom for a $100,000 prize as Legendary returns for its second season. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: That Damn Michael Che, Saturday Night Live, Michael Che